XBox 360 News
'Halo Legends' anime revealed
By Hector Cortez Jul 24, 2009, 14:06 GMT
Microsoft today unveiled a new project called “Halo Legends,” which will bring the Halo franchise to an entirely new medium, anime short films.
Microsoft, in collaboration with some of the most acclaimed anime creators, today unveiled a new project called “Halo Legends,” which will bring the Halo franchise to an entirely new medium, anime short films.
Halo Legends is being produced by Microsoft’s 343 Industries and features creative direction from Shinji Aramaki, director of “Appleseed” and “Appleseed EX Machina,” and Mamoru Oshii, director of the “Ghost in the Shell” movies, with additional production from Joseph Chou of J-Spec Pictures. The compilation will include a series of short stories that explore different times, themes and characters from the Halo universe and will be distributed globally by Warner Home Video. Studios that are part of the project include the creators behind popular anime such as “The Animatrix,” “Cowboy Bebop,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Dragon Ball” and more.
A preview of select Halo Legends episodes will first debut on Xbox LIVE starting this fall through the new "Halo Waypoint." Launching in fall, Halo Waypoint will be a new destination for Halo fans around the world. It will inform fans of the latest Halo news and activities, and grant access to content ranging from podcasts, trailers and screenshots, to exclusive video footage. It also will provide a new challenge for Halo gamers with a career system and player rankings tied to both in-game and out-of-game accomplishments related to Halo. In addition to the limited, early episode premieres, Halo Waypoint will debut several behind-the-scenes videos that chronicle the making of Halo Legends.